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Document Type : Original Article


Institute for Mining and Energy law, Ruhr-University Bochum


Considering the long-term nature of oil and gas contracts, managing the relationship between the parties to the contract is fundamentally important. In upstream oil contracts, according to the level of supervision and control of the host state over the petroleum project, the level of communication is variable. In risk service contracts due to extensive supervision, there should be a lot of interaction and cooperation between the parties. This study examines Kuwait's model of technical assistance services contracts. It concludes that, due to its improved cooperative structure, this format of service contracts is more compatible with current conditions in Iran's oil fields, such as southern Pars. These fields are operated by Iranian oil companies, but need more technology to function properly. In this article, it is discussed how Technical Assistance Contracts (TACs) can generate an efficient solution for the issue at hand. The methodology is based on describing and analyzing Kuwait’s TAC.


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